Egyptian couple sentenced for swapping partners

Sex out of wedlock is illegal in Egypt, where the constitution says Islamic law is the main source of legislation.

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April 5, 2009 15:07
Egyptian couple sentenced for swapping partners

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A court official says a married Egyptian couple has been sentenced to five and seven years in prison for having sex out of wedlock with other people they met through Internet postings. Tolba Abdel Hafez got seven years and his wife Salwa Hegazi got five after they were convicted on Saturday, the court official said Sunday on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak to the media. They were arrested last October after posting what the court described as scandalous advertisements on the Internet and for soliciting other couples for sex parties. Sex out of wedlock is illegal in Egypt, where the constitution says Islamic law is the main source of legislation.

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